We speak to many different machine shops that are considering getting into the gun part production business. It has been a booming business. According to the ATF, gun production has nearly doubled since 2008 to nearly 9.5 Million in 2014. While 2014 (the last known statistics available) saw a decrease in production, it still was on record as one of the strongest on record. In 2015 and 2016, gun production continues to post strong results.
Gun parts can pose some of the biggest production challenges for any machine shop. Consolidating processes and using tools for multiple purposes is critical to running a profitable operation. This week, Tom points out four critical cutting tools for gun parts that are essential for production.